<HTML><FONT FACE=arial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=2>In a message dated 1/9/01 7:30:39 PM Eastern Standard Time, <BR>firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=CITE style="BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Hi Ingo,
<BR>I havn't contacted you before, but I've been enjoying my Audi, an '88 5ktq.
<BR>Unfortunately I melted a piston while racing on the highway, running about 2
<BR>bars, and using regular gas with an additive. I'm having some trouble
<BR>sourcing a used piston here in Calgary so I thought I'd drop you a line,
<BR>especially since the q-list seems to be down. Ideally, I'd like to get a
<BR>used piston with rod and rings attached, for a reasonable price, shipped
<BR>overnight. I believe pistons from any 5kt or 5ktq, years '86-'91 will fit my
<BR>car. Any help you can offer will be greatly appreciated.
<BR>Can anyone help Al out? I don't happen to have a spare piston(or motor for <BR>that vintage
<BR>BTW, Al, are you sure the block/cyl wall isn't scarred up? Usually, in <BR>situations like this, the head can warp as well --was there any head damage? <BR>Also, did you just up the boost without altering the fuel map? And regular <BR>unleaded @ 2 bars is a definite No-No.
<BR>'91 200q20v with a few mods...